SmokeLess States Program - Implementation

The Foundation's SmokeLess States: National Tobacco Policy Initiative is a program that supports development and implementation of comprehensive statewide strategies to reduce tobacco use through education, treatment, and policy initiatives.Statewide coalitions, working in partnership with communities, will be expected to develop and implement comprehensive tobacco prevention and control strategies that combine existing approaches known to be effective. Four essential elements to be included in the statewide strategies are: (1) mobilizing statewide coalitions; (2) public awareness campaign; (3) enhanced prevention and treatment capacity; and (4) tobacco policy development. Under this grant, the Wisconsin SmokeLess States Project will build on the activities established by ASSIST to promote tobacco policy development through local coalition building and media advocacy. An effort will be made to educate communities about the burden tobacco use places on them so that the communities will work on their own to reduce tobacco use among youth, including the promotion and enforcement of youth access laws and clean indoor air acts. Using matching funds, the Coalition also will work to change excise tax and preemption policy.This award was made with the understanding that no Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds would be used for lobbying of any kind.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $900,000.00

Awarded on: 3/20/1997

Time frame: 4/1/1997 - 2/28/2001

Grant Number: 31383


American Cancer Society, Inc., Wisconsin Division, Inc.

P.O. Box 902
Pewaukee, 53702-0902

Carrie Sullivan
Project Director